Two arrested for alleged dollar fraud in Ogun
The Ogun state police command has arrested two men linked to a fake dollar fraud in Ota area of the state.
The two suspects were identified as Chika Kasarachi and Ifeanyi Okechuckwu. They were arrested after a report by Omeh Chidebere Ishoke at Sango police station who was a victim of the dubious act.
Omeh Chidebere Ishoke said that he was lured to the suspect’s hideout at Koleosho Street Anisere Sango-Ota, where they collected the sum of N148,000 from him under the pretence of changing the money to the dollar, for him to make a huge profit.
Unfortunately for him, it was all a plot to defraud him.
In a statement by Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police spokesman, he mentioned that:
“The duo are members of a syndicate who specialized in duping unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money under the pretence of ‘washing’ dollars for them.
“He stated further that the suspects also collected his MP3 mini speaker, valued at N68,000, but no dollar was given to him at the end.
“Upon the report, the DPO of Sango Police Division, CSP Godwin Idehai, quickly led his men to their hideout where the two suspects were apprehended.
“On interrogation, they confessed being fraudsters, who have duped many unsuspecting people using the same method.”
Among the materials recovered were an unidentified liquid substance, several fake American dollars and assorted charms. A manhunt has been launched to apprehend other members of the syndicate who are on the run.